UCLA Rumors & News

  • Jonah Bolden gives up final two years at UCLA to play professionally

    Los Angeles Times "UCLA’s men’s basketball team suffered another defection Tuesday when the school announced that power forward Jonah Bolden had opted to play professionally and would surrender his final two years of eligibility. The 6-foot-10 Bolden becomes the second Bruin to leave the program this summer after..." July 27

  • UCLA guard Prince Ali has knee surgery

    Los Angeles Times "UCLA sophomore guard Prince Ali underwent successful surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee after suffering the injury on July 8 while playing in an open gym. Ali, who averaged 3.9 points in 11.8 minutes per game last season, will be reevaluated in four months and could potentially..." July 16

  • Freshman guard Kobe Paras withdraws from UCLA

    Los Angeles Times "The Kobe Paras era at UCLA appears to have ended before it began. The incoming freshman guard, who was conditionally admitted to UCLA, has withdrawn from the university after failing to meet certain academic requirements, the school announced Wednesday. John Montgomery, principal at Los..." June 29

  • Sorry UCLA Fans, Steve Alford Isn't Getting Fired

    The Big Lead "Steve Alford is an average college basketball coach at best, and UCLA should have known that before it handed him a massive contract with an enormous buyout clause. Apparently, no one tipped athletic director Dan Guerrero off to the fact that Alford had in no way earned an elite job like..." March 14

  • Southern California 95, UCLA 71

    The Sports Xchange "Southern California freshman forward Bennie Boatwright scored 19 points, guard Jordan McLaughlin had 18 and the Trojans dominated UCLA 95-71 on Wednesday night to sweep the season series and advance to the Pac-12 Tournament quarterfinals. Boatwright hit 5 of 9 3-point shots, including one..." March 10

  • Oregon State 86, UCLA 82

    The Sports Xchange "Freshman guard Stephen Thompson Jr. scored 23 points to lead visiting Oregon State to an 86-82 victory over UCLA on Saturday at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, Calif. Senior forward Olaf Schaftenaar scored 17 points for Oregon State (18-11, 9-9 Pac-12 Conference). Senior guard Gary Payton II..." March 05

  • No. 9 Oregon clinches share of Pac-12 title

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES - Ninth-ranked Oregon clinched at least a share of the Pac-12 Conference title, but the Ducks are not satisfied. Freshman Tyler Dorsey scored 20 points as the Ducks defeated UCLA 76-68 Wednesday night at Pauley Pavilion. Oregon (24-6) improved to 13-4 in the Pac-12 and sits one..." March 03